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Daylight Saving Time Begins

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Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark. Help your child stay safe by having them wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes.

Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run into the street or cross between parked cars.


Career Day 2023

We are hoping to organize Career Day, ‚ÄúYour future is Bright!‚ÄĚ in early June. ¬†We are looking for community & parent volunteers to share about their work/professions with students.¬† The purpose of our career fair is further prepare our students to be global citizens for the future and provide them with information about the World of Work.

We are looking for ALL KINDS of occupations, business owners, hourly/salary, part-time/ full-time, any and all industries. We want to give students the best idea of the MANY exciting options available to them after they graduate high school.

Speak about your career and:

  • Give students a chance to see themselves represented in different career paths
  • Participate and let your child see you involved at their school
  • Network with the other parent and community volunteer presenters!

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Assistant Principals, Mrs. Johnson-Tyler, and  Mrs. Zamora!


Salad Bar is Returning!

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We are excited to announce that the beloved salad bar will be returning to Halley to start on Monday, March 13th! With this shift, our teachers have been working with our students to introduce or re-introduce the procedures to transition smoothly mid-year. We have also attached a resource for you to review with your child.

Our current lunch schedule as well as lunch price will remain the same during this transition. For your reference, you can view the menu here and if able, we continue to encourage the use of My School Bucks to pay for your child’s lunch electronically. 

Student Introduction to the Salad Bar


Language Translation on

FCPS Websites

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In a continued effort to prioritize access for our diverse communities, FCPS is launching a language translation feature that will be available on every division and school webpage. The feature has been added to the header at the top of the page and will scroll with the user as they navigate the page.

Learn more about our new translation feature.


Opioid Awareness Meeting:

The Dangers of Fentanyl in

Our Community

Link to Video

Substance abuse and related behavioral health problems can have a major impact on students, families, and communities. These impacts have become even more serious because of the increasing prevalence of fentanyl in drugs and other substances. Fentanyl is an incredibly powerful and dangerous opioid. Small amounts of fentanyl can easily lead to life-threatening overdoses. In 2021, fentanyl was identified in 77.14% of U.S. adolescent overdose deaths. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, and communities. Fairfax Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid invites you to join her for a community meeting on opioid awareness, Monday, March 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at Fairfax High School.

Dr. Reid will be joined by Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department, in welcoming the community to engage in this important conversation. Major Thea Pirnat of the Fairfax County Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau will share information about drug trends in Fairfax County.

The Overdose Prevention Initiative: Outreach on Invisible Dangers, led by the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will present testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, medical experts, and law enforcement representatives.  

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about how Fairfax County agencies are working together to address these opioid issues in our community. Watch the video and learn more on our website. Register for the March 13 event.


2022-2023 Halley Yearbook Orders

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HERE!

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Yearbook ID: 14455723


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Kindergarten Registration:

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process. 

Spanish: Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3... Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

Please contact with our registrar Nicole Kendall, with any inquiries: nbkendall@fcps.edu.

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Halley’s Kindergarten Orientation: Thursday, April 13th.

More details will be shared soon.


Free MCCP Dental Hygiene Clinic

Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) offers access to comprehensive medical and dental care to eligible children of working families in Fairfax County. We are thrilled to be able to partner with the MAP Clinic to bring dental care directly to your neighborhood this week.

With our state-of-the- art Dental Van and amazing dental hygienists, we will be offering free dental screenings for uninsured children 3-18 years old. If further urgent dental treatment is needed, information will be given to parents about who to call. We will also bring free goody bags for each child seen. First come first serve. Sign up on that day for 11 a.m, 12 noon or 1 p.m. appointments. Children must have a parent present.

Our DENTAL VANS will visit Culmore United Methodist Church 

3400 Charles St, Falls Church Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 

Time: 11 AM ‚Äď 2 PM¬†

We hope to meet you at that time, and we are happy to answer questions in English and Spanish about our programs and how to keep your child's teeth healthy.

Dental Resources: 

  • HealthWorks, 703-443-2000, press 2 for dental services¬†
  • Howard University School of Dentistry, 202-806-0007¬†
  • Neighborhood Health, 703-535-5568, press 9 for dental services¬†
  • Northern Virginia Community College Restorative Clinic, 703-822-6607 Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, 703-820-7170¬†
  • Washington Hospital Center, 202-877-6737¬†

Dentists For Children: 

Neighborhood Health Dental Clinics- (703) 535-5568 (Alexandria and Annandale locations) 

Dentists For Adults: 

  • Howard University School of Dentistry, 202-806-0007.¬†

Neighborhood Health 

  • Annandale office, 703-535-5568¬†
  • Alexandria office, 703-535-5568¬†
  • Northern Virginia Community College Restorative Clinic, 703-822- 6607¬†
  • Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, 703-820-7170.¬†
  • Washington Hospital Center, 202-877-6737¬†

Private Dentists for Adults and Children: 

  • Dr. Le 888-537-3275¬†
  • Andina Dentistry (703) 223-2440¬†
  • Medicaid patients: Use the website DentaQuest to find a dentist¬†

Quick Links


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YOUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

We are honored to work with you this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to further support your child's learning and experience at Halley. We are here to listen and partner with you to help your child have a successful school year! 

Your Halley Administrative Team,

Mrs. Peerman, Principal

Mrs. Johnson-Tyler, Assistant Principal

 Mrs. Zamora, Assistant Principal


Stay in touch!

Make sure to join us on social media!

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Halley Website


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The PTO NEEDS YOU!

We are currently looking for anyone interested in being a part of the 2023-2024 Board next year!

Most of our board will be rotating off as our terms are up. Our Halley ES community needs a few people to step up and take the reins!

Without volunteers the PTO will not exist and all that PTO provides will not happen for our students. If you are even a little interested, we would love to begin a conversation with you.

Contact us anytime (williamhalleypto@gmail.com) if you would like to help!